Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.
Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
God is a community of persons and He has created you in His image, not as an isolated individual, but as a person whom He has invited to a communal life with Himself and with the whole human family.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.